Spice is a synthetic cannabinoid that produces symptoms that are similar to cannabis, but can cause dependence and withdrawal. Learn more about withdrawing from Spice here.
Looking for hope in a Christian addiction recovery story? Check out Sober Mercies, a book written by a Christian who has experienced addiction, quit, and emerged without losing God in the process. More here.
Should you stop taking OxyContin cold turkey? Not really. OxyContin can cause severe discomfort if abruptly stopped. More here on how to properly stop using OxyContin.
To understand whether or not you’re addicted to sex, symptoms require an evaluation of how compulsive sexual acitivty is, whether or not it’s harmful, and how sex affects your life. More from expert Dr. David Jacobs here.
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
The best ways to prevent relapse include practical suggestions: Sleep. Practice willpower. Stay in therapy. The best ways to prevent relapse from Dr. Howard Samuels (who’s been there) in this article.
Cocaine withdrawal is your body’s response to the absence of cocaine in your system. Find out more about what happes during cocaine withdrawal and why here.
Thinking about letting your kids stay home alone? What about telling them of past drug use? Think again. A review of recent studies about drugs and parenting styles here.
Co-addiction is much like co-dependency. Learn how to define and identify co-addiction here.
Help is available if you or someone you know is misusing or addicted to pseudoephedrine. Addiction is treated using a combination of behavioral and psychotherapy interventions. More on getting help for pseudoephedrine addiction here.
You know you’re developing tolerance to marijuana when you no longer feel its effects or need to use more marijuana to achieve initial effect. More on the phenomenon of tolerance here.